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David

Port Moody, Canada

#1 Jul 4, 2008
I just wanted to point out that Denmark is actually the most technologically advanced country in the world.
Mitchey

Burke, VA

#2 Jul 18, 2008
Most technologically advanced based on what?
toe

Blackburn, UK

#3 May 17, 2009
the most technological advancements made in the modern age are from the british isles those made in the usa are from people of british origin too
lion the USA

Springfield, MA

#4 Jun 7, 2009
You have got to be kidding. The US is far more advanced in the computer field & i don't mean playstation either. What about our medical,aerospace,and the military equipment we have.
Joe Momma

Bloomsdale, MO

#5 Jan 23, 2010
Lion, that doesn't even begin to cover how technologically advance we are. Do you realize that if it wasn't for the U.S that fucking Europe would probably still be in the dark ages? Come on, think about it! How old is Europe? What? 10's of thousands years old? How old is the United States? 200 years old? We've accomplished more things with in 200 years than any European country has ever accomplished with in a 1000 years! For example; The computer your using right now was invented by Americans! Computers were invented by f-ing americans! The power source that powers it A.K.A "electricity" was founded by americans! From the f****** air-plane to the auto mobile, it was all by yours truly...AMERICANS! Almost everything that is used "regurarly" in your house hold was invented by americans! Im telling you, Europeans and the rest of the world would be lost without us! Here's something that might blow your skirt up; did you know that the stealth bomber a.k.a b1-bomber, that the designs for it was drawn up in ww2? Only recently has the b1-bomber been released to the public, and its an impressive peice of technology within itself! But get this, the b1-bomber is ww2 technology, F-ING WORLD WAR 2 TECH! Its now what? 2010? There's no telling what we have now, or what we are capable of! Ask yourself this...whoose flag is on the moon?
Denmark is number 1? HA! Don't make me laugh!
Cengiz Yalcin

Mount Prospect, IL

#6 Feb 6, 2010
You Americans are so full of yourselves that may be why the world does not like America.
Cengiz Yalcin from Turkey

Mount Prospect, IL

#7 Feb 6, 2010
I just actually read your comment and it is nonsense. You bring up the fact that U.S.A. is 200+ years old while European countries are 1000+ years old but that is completely irrational. You act like the U.S.A. started without anything. You derived off of the British. The U.S. has accomplished a lot and the rest of the world thanks them for that but there are also many other advanced countries such as China, Japan, Switzerland, Finland, Great Britain, etc. Dont take all of the credit for yourselves while China and other countries do a lot to contribute to technological advancements. Sure the U.S. was great but has slowly begun a great demise other countries are beginning to catch up. American citizens have to stop being so cocky and self-centered. America really isn't as great as all of you make it up to be. Every country has flaws including the U.S.
Joe Momma

Bloomsdale, MO

#8 Feb 9, 2010
There's nothing irrational about it. Italy for example dates back to the B.C.E. Finland as well dates back to 30002500 BCE and this is just but a few countries that come to mind at the moment. Now, i'm not saying all of the countries that reside within europe are 1000+ years old but a shit load of them are! It's a Fucking fact, go look it up buddy if you don't believe me! And what have yall accomplished within this time frame? Hmm, well, lets see...you figured out how to make agriculutural tools, yall invented irrigation, yall also invented swords and sheilds. What has U.S acomplished within 200 years?We have put space crafts on mars, hell, our spacecrafts alone have circled every planet in our solar system. We've put men on the FUCKING moon! From the "cell phone" you use, to the "T.V" that you watch your porn on...it was all invented by americans within a mere 200 years! You see my point? yea, we did rely on brits, FOR A LITTLE WHILE but then we cut there asses off, and accomplished and invented things you wouldn't even imagine or fathom on our OWN! You europeans need to get over this penis envy you have for the United States, and just accept the fucking fact that we are indeed #1.
nikoruu

West New York, NJ

#9 Mar 26, 2010
no way by far japan wins dont belive me check this out http://web-japan.org/trends/science/index.htm... why do you think almost all technolagicly advanced stuff says made in japan
Just a Normal Person

Vancouver, Canada

#10 Apr 12, 2010
Joe Momma wrote:
Lion, that doesn't even begin to cover how technologically advance we are. Do you realize that if it wasn't for the U.S that fucking Europe would probably still be in the dark ages? Come on, think about it! How old is Europe? What? 10's of thousands years old? How old is the United States? 200 years old? We've accomplished more things with in 200 years than any European country has ever accomplished with in a 1000 years! For example; The computer your using right now was invented by Americans! Computers were invented by f-ing americans! The power source that powers it A.K.A "electricity" was founded by americans! From the f****** air-plane to the auto mobile, it was all by yours truly...AMERICANS! Almost everything that is used "regurarly" in your house hold was invented by americans! Im telling you, Europeans and the rest of the world would be lost without us! Here's something that might blow your skirt up; did you know that the stealth bomber a.k.a b1-bomber, that the designs for it was drawn up in ww2? Only recently has the b1-bomber been released to the public, and its an impressive peice of technology within itself! But get this, the b1-bomber is ww2 technology, F-ING WORLD WAR 2 TECH! Its now what? 2010? There's no telling what we have now, or what we are capable of! Ask yourself this...whoose flag is on the moon?
Denmark is number 1? HA! Don't make me laugh!
You are an Idiot.

You are why people believe that Americans are close minded and stupid. Do you research before you cry about something.
adnan

Oujda, Morocco

#11 Apr 12, 2010
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cherry

Ahmedabad, India

#12 Apr 21, 2010
Joe Momma,,, u sound complete insane...
maybe America is a great country.. but people lik "U" is wat make d country go nasty.. few like u are ruinin d country's name.. u needa mental therapie for sure.. get ur aggressive behavior vapourised! poor u..
John

Kirkland, WA

#13 May 10, 2010
lion the USA wrote:
You have got to be kidding. The US is far more advanced in the computer field & i don't mean playstation either. What about our medical,aerospace,and the military equipment we have.
The playstation is made by Sony, which is a Japanese company.
Ian Grantham

Sydney, Australia

#14 May 11, 2010
Why are people so nationalistic and not honest? What will make us all free is the truth! Computers were NOT a USA invention, indeed, the USA has invented little, it has improved - immesnsely on a lot, a survey of most things that are taken for granted today will reveal that most of the ideas - not all - but most- certainly a large disproportinate amount for the Scottish ( I am not Scottish!) Incadesandt light bulbs were not invented by T Edisson - he improved them - Electricity? Not American - Nuclear Power - usurped from not only the Germans but the British (check your facts!) Solar Panels - Not American - TV Not American ( W Logie Baird) Radar - Not American - in 200 years you have improved a lot but not invented a lot - actually to be honest - the quality of your manufacter of products is total shit - this is what has let you down!
Ian Grantham

Sydney, Australia

#15 May 11, 2010
P.S. if you would like some hard facts about your "technical" prowess, I would be happy to post. Might has never equated to technical superiority! Thugery has often triumphed over brains - but only for a short period of time!
Matt - Proud American

Cleveland, OH

#16 May 28, 2010
Couldn't this have been pointed out without all the profanity and ridiculousness? Clearly we as Americans have done an amazing job at surpassing the majority of the world many times over, but to be stated in such a way.. Idiots such as this are the reason half the world hates us and the rest only tolerate us in order to receive or charity and protection. If you want to blame someone for the short comings of Europe, don't blame Europe, blame the idiocy known as religion. Subtract the Dark Ages and then imagine where we would stand today. Every country has contributed to the advancement in society in its own way. Technology may predominately come from the US, however think of Art, certainly other nations far surpass the US in its creation.
Joe Momma wrote:
There's nothing irrational about it. Italy for example dates back to the B.C.E. Finland as well dates back to 30002500 BCE and this is just but a few countries that come to mind at the moment. Now, i'm not saying all of the countries that reside within europe are 1000+ years old but a shit load of them are! It's a Fucking fact, go look it up buddy if you don't believe me! And what have yall accomplished within this time frame? Hmm, well, lets see...you figured out how to make agriculutural tools, yall invented irrigation, yall also invented swords and sheilds. What has U.S acomplished within 200 years?We have put space crafts on mars, hell, our spacecrafts alone have circled every planet in our solar system. We've put men on the FUCKING moon! From the "cell phone" you use, to the "T.V" that you watch your porn on...it was all invented by americans within a mere 200 years! You see my point? yea, we did rely on brits, FOR A LITTLE WHILE but then we cut there asses off, and accomplished and invented things you wouldn't even imagine or fathom on our OWN! You europeans need to get over this penis envy you have for the United States, and just accept the fucking fact that we are indeed #1.
Jey

Mount Morris, MI

#17 Jul 18, 2010
Usa just improved not invented most of the tech we use. The florescent not from americans but from a filipino named flores.the first moon rover not from americans but filipino who use jeepney as a model.the first car runned by water instead of gas was from a filipino not from japan.americans bullshit,u always take what is nt yours,take the land,take the oil,take the name,and even inventions?what else will u take next?the world?
The Informer

Apollo Beach, FL

#18 Sep 5, 2010
* Highest science output: USA 2,798,448 journal papers published between 1998-2008[40]
* Most cited country: USA 35,368,367 citations between 1993-2003[41]
* Highest impact country: USA 13.24 average citations per paper, 1993-2003[42
USA is most tech savvy country. One good example is NASA.NASA has space crafts on mars,spacecrafts that have circled every planet in our solar system, Hubble telescope that has given the clearest images ever of the universe, space craft that landed on an asteroid, they put men on the moon, computer software, Intel, to name a few advances, those who say many of the military tech USA has is not made in America, that is simply not true,
Nothing to be proud of but USA is the largest supplier of military equipment in the world . It took over twenty countries of the European Union to equal Boeing Aircraft makers, Lockheed Martin makes the most advanced weapons on earth, not to mention tanks, aircraft carriers and so much more that are made in USA, global position System so many things we use. America is also the most powerful and richest country in the world.
It's a shame that so many people hate the USA they try to deny these facts. United States is The World's Number One Innovator
The Global Innovation Index, a ranking of 130 countries released yesterday, calls the US the world's number one innovator. The index was created by Soumitra Dutta, a professor at French business school INSEAD, along with New Delhi based non-profit organization The Confederation of Indian Industry.
The global index ranks Germany second, Sweden third, the UK fourth and Singapore fifth. Contrary to what some might expect, China comes in relatively low at number 37, while India stands at number 41.
The ranking is based on indices such as the number of internet users in a nation, the ease of doing business and the stability of banks (that score alone makes surprising that the U.S. tops the list). Every factor is then categorized as either an input or an output, with inputs indicating how conducive countries are to stimulating innovation (these include institutions and policies, human capacity, infrastructure, technological sophistication, business markets and capital). The outputs indicate how effectively countries translate innovation into benefits - like knowledge, competitiveness and weal
Countries with the Most Nobel Prize Winners
1. 1 United States 270
2. 2 United Kingdom 101
3. 3 Germany 76
4. 4 France 49
5. 5 Sweden 30
6. 6 Switzerland 22
7. 7 Netherlands 15
8. 8 USSR 14
9. 9 Italy 14
10. 10 Denmark 13
11. 11 Japan 12
12. 12 Austria 11
13. 13 Canada 10
14. 14 Spain 6
15. 15 Australia 6
16. 16 Ireland 5
17. 17 Israel 5
18. 18 Poland 5
19. 19 South Africa 5
20. 20 Argentina 5
21. 21 India 4
Source: nobel.org
American

Miami, FL

#19 Oct 16, 2010
Cengiz Yalcin wrote:
You Americans are so full of yourselves that may be why the world does not like America.
We really don't give a shit if the rest of the world likes us, or not!
A European

San Rafael, CA

#20 Oct 18, 2010
You know. Its amazing to me how close minded and uneducated some people can be. Don't you realized that science has no nation. Science is human.

We as a species have advanced technology farther and farther as the years went on. And you cannot talk about technology and just mention the last 200 years. Why, because all of a sudden there was a giant leap in our abilities to advance science.

Take the example of the wheel. Was it Americans? No. of course not, but it was one of the greatest single technological advancements in history of man. Its a long time ago, but today we consider it as a human achievement.

Now. If you don't mind Joe Momma. Europe came out of the Middle Ages long before the United States was created.

There are many things that were INVENTED by Europeans or others and were then perfected by Americans and will be perfected again by who ever.

One good example is the Internet. The French invented the internet. They invented the technology and concept. They did not however realize the potential for their invention. Did not think they needed to patent it as they were using it in France already. It was called the Minitel. Showed it to Americans among others at a Science fair. Americans ran home, took the French design, patent it. And declared themselves inventors of the internet.

Now. Can you seriously sit there and deny the importance of such an invention. And even if Americans patented it and used it for profit. The brains which invented it were not American. And thats what we are talking about here. The BRAINS. The mental capacity to invent amazing things.

As for military advancements. Well, saying that America is simply better then everyone else is completely false. You might have more fire power and might be willing to screw up your economy in order to spend billions you don't have on acquiring more weapons. But in military technology, you are far from the world leader.

For instance, you weren't even the ones who created the first atom bomb. The Nazis were. The bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima were made in Nazi Germany by German scientists. Brought to the US in secret, and The German scientists of the Manhattan Project (Oppenheimer & Einstein) were able to study it. The one technological advancement the USA made which made the atom bomb deadly and which the Germans were unable to do was to build a reliable delivery system for the bomb. That the Germans had not been able to do. And after the war, the Americans got their hands on the scientists and the research which is known as Nazi Germany's super weapons. Like the first Jet Fighter in History. German made under Nazi rule.

JOE MOMMA. You remind me of the guy from Mail Call from the History Channel. Youtube it. He compares an MP40 and a Thompson. In his demonstration, the MP40 is clearly much more powerful and especially accurate. But he declares the Thompson the better sub-machine gun. Now that is just plain stupid and biased.

TOP MILITARY EXPORTERS:
USA, RUS, FRA, GER, UK

Nuclear Power Ranking (in number of warheads):
1.Russia
2.USA
3.France

Military Technology. Top Chart 2010:

Best Fighter plane: F-22 Raptor (USA)

Best Tank: Leclerc Tank (FRA)

Most Advanced Assault Rifle: HK416 (GER)

Most Reliable AR: AK-47 (USSR/RUS) created in 1947.

Most Accurate AR: L85 Individual Weapon (GBR)

Best Attack Helicopter: Tiger (FRA/EUR)

And as far as best military special forces in the World:

Best military SWAT: G.I.G.N.(FRA)

Best Commando Force: S.A.S.(GBR)

Best Amphibious: US Marines (USA)

Anyway. The fact is Europe and the US are allies. Who cares who is better or top gun maker. As long as its either one of us. Europe and the United States work and fight together. We need each other. And Americans really need to realize that.

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